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John Lithgow: My Grandchildren Adore My New Book

10/25/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

John Lithgow‘s Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo may be his ninth children’s book, but it’s by far his favorite — and longest — adventure to date.

The story, which tells the tale of a concert group who set up shop next to a zoo full of curious critters that break free to get their hands (paws!) on the instruments, was originally a musical co-written by Lithgow nearly a decade ago.

“The words of this book are the narration of a musical suite I created with a wonderful composer named Bill Elliott. We’ve been performing it ever since,” the actor, who will hold a Celebrity Storyteller book signing on Saturday at McNally Jackson in New York City, tells PEOPLE.

tkCourtesy Simon & Schuster Kids; Inset; Jim Spellman/WireImage

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Giveaway: A Sophie la girafe Gift Set from Babyearth (a $278 Value!)

10/07/2013 at 12:00 AM ET

Sophie la Girafe and Babyearth GiveawayCourtesy DK Publishing

With more than fifty million sold, Sophie la girafe, the wildly popular toy from France, is a fixture in nurseries all over the world. A favorite among moms, it’s a popular shower gift and has garnered praise from parents everywhere.

Now come the first ever licensed Sophie la girafe books — the perfect accompaniment to the winsome toy!

To celebrate the launch, BabyEarth (the upscale eco-friendly baby store for infants and toddler gear) is offering one Moms & Babies reader a $250 gift certificate to babyearth.com and the Sophie la girafe book series including Let’s Get Counting (left), Sophie’s Busy Day, Colors and Peekaboo Sophie.

Hurry up and enter for your chance to win here! Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 10/7/13 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 10/13/13. See Official Rules.

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See the Cover of Ricky Martin’s First Children’s Book

09/17/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Ricky Martin can now add children’s book author to his resume. Three years after the release of his autobiography, the father-of-two shared news of his latest publishing project, Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars, on his WhoSay account Monday.

“Exciting news! Here is the cover of my 1st children’s book, out Nov. 14th,” Martin, 41, wrote.

The kid-friendly tale — which will also be available in Spanish — is about a young boy named Santiago, who struggles with self confidence after he doesn’t land the lead role in his school’s play. Heavily influenced by his own childhood, Martin hopes his book “inspires young readers to believe that dreams woven from their imaginations can become reality.”

On the same day, the ecstatic singer also gave fans a sneak peek of an uplifting quote from the book. “When you reach for the moon … sometimes you land among the stars.’ – Santiago The Dreamer,” he Tweeted.

One thing’s for sure: come November, we know what Martin will be reading to 5-year-old twins Valentino and Matteo at bedtime.

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Courtesy Penguin Books; Inset: John Parra/WireImage

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Fab Sale Roundup: GILT Kids, Zulily and More!

09/14/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

GILT Baby & KidsCourtesy Gilt Groupe

This week, GILT Baby & Kids is hosting a few fab sales worth checking out. You’ll find loads of chic toys, accessories, shoes and clothing from Jacadi (9/17), Scout & Adler (9/18), Classic Baby Books (9/19), and more!

Our picks: The Scout & Adler Alan Tee (now $14, originally $32) and the Children’s Classic Books Set Caps for Sale, Harold and the Purple Crayon, A Child’s Good Night Book and Harry the Dirty Dog (now $24, originally $33).

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Go Behind the Scenes of Alicia Silverstone’s Photo Shoot for her New Book

09/06/2013 at 02:00 PM ET

Alicia Silverstone The Kind Mama Book
Courtesy Rodale

To say Alicia Silverstone is excited about her upcoming book, The Kind Mama, is an understatement. Eight months before its release, the nature-loving mom — son Bear Blu is now 2 — announced she was working on the new project on her blog while also thanking fans for all their support.

“I want to show women that a kind of lifestyle can also be the key to getting knocked up — without drama — and having a super healthy, super vibrant, soul-quenching pregnancy, birth and mama-hood,” the actress told PEOPLE.

“In my new book, I’m sharing the wisdom I’ve received from some of the smartest obstetricians, midwives, pediatricians and friends I’ve been lucky enough to know.”

Silverstone is clearly on a roll. She released The Kind Diet in March 2011, recently launched a breast milk-sharing program and is also debuting a diet cookbook late next year.
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Great Ideas! 8 Ways to Take Flattering Photos of Your Bump

08/15/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Pregnancy Photo Tips from Jennifer Loomis
Courtesy Jennifer Loomis Photography

Taking homemade photos of your growing belly can be a beautiful way to document the evolution of your pregnancy, especially during your last trimester. But sometimes it’s tough to capture really flattering shots.

That’s why we’ve asked author (Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of a Mother) and photographer Jennifer Loomis — she’s photographed over 1700 expecting moms during her career! — to share her ideas on how to best visually document your road to motherhood.

Because even though you may not want to hang them on the wall, an artfully taken maternity pic can be a special memento you and your family will appreciate for years to come.

From choosing the right clothing to making the experience fun, check out her tips below:
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Fab Sale Roundup: GILT Kids, Zulily and More!

07/27/2013 at 12:00 PM ET

GILT Baby & Kids
Courtesy Gilt Groupe

This week, GILT Baby & Kids is hosting a few fab sales worth checking out. You’ll find loads of chic toys, accessories, shoes and clothing from Rockabye (7/29), Je Suis en CP! (7/31), Belly Bandit (8/1), Danzo Diaper Bags (8/1), Mini Starfish (8/1), Phil & Teds (8/2), J.J. Cole (8/2), and more!

Our picks: The Rockabye Downee the Duck Rocker (now $82, originally $140) and the Je Suis en CP! Printed Bib (now $15, originally $30).

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